The World's Opposing Forces, Plus Giraffes
July 21, 2010 9:04 AM Subscribe
posted by davidjmcgee (50 comments total)
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Where can you find the Sun, the Moon, nine giraffes, a lion and lamb lying together, the Archangel Michael holding a sword in one hand and the severed head of Satan in the other, all atop a giant crab which is itself standing on a double helix? Well, there is this one statue
Artist Greg Wyatt (Flash, sort of obnoxious to navigate)
created the Peace Fountain as Sculptor-in-Residence at St. John the Divine Cathedral
in New York City. His other works include a series of sculptures based on Shakespeare's plays
(exhibited in Stratford-Upon-Avon with copies in Washington D.C.) and Columbia University's Scholar's Lion, which was awarded Best Metal Testicles
by the Village Voice in 2004.
Wyatt was featured in a PBS Sunday Arts Profile
in 2008, where he discussed some of his work (although not, sadly, the metal testicles).
More photos of the Peace Fountain are available at Atlas Obscura
) and Flickr
And there may be a peace fountain near you
. It's unlikely to have quite so many giraffes.